Louise McDonnell MSc, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne And Wear
I have almost 10 years post qualifying experience since finishing my degree in counselling. I completed a masters in psychology writing my thesis on ADHD and memory and I am currently undertaking my doctorate in counselling psychology. I have a special interest in trauma and birth trauma.
I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), both highly effective treatments for trauma, as well as negative thinking patterns, anxiety and a wealth of other presentations. My personal practice is moving toward an integrative style of therapy underpinned by a humanistic approach.
I have worked with student populations (school and university), forensics, social services and voluntary organisations. I am currently working part-time within the NHS and have done for a number of years.
I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently in my final year on the taught Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Teesside University
2015 Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
2012 – 2013 Masters In Psychology
2008 – 2011 BA (Hons) Counselling (Specialising in CBT), Sunderland University
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 per hour.
I work from therapeutic spaces in Chester-le-Street and central Durham.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Chester le Street; Monday and Thursday 5, 6 & 7pm, Saturday 2 & 3pm. Durham: please contact me for details As well as various times during the week
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|